Men’s Golf Named One of 58 All-Academic Teams by GCAA
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Akron men's golf team earned another academic honor on Wednesday as the squad was recognized as one of 58 teams to be named to the All-Academic Team at the Division I level by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
Akron was the lone representative from the Mid-American Conference on the list. Last month, former golfer Scott Landreth and current senior Cameron Simmons were named 2012 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the GCAA.
"This is a tremendous honor for our program, highlighted by Cameron and Scott earning All-America Scholar honors," men's golf head coach David Trainor said. "Our student-athletes work very hard to be successful on the course and they carry that same work ethic with them into the classroom."
The men's golf team finished the 2011-12 season with an overall team GPA of 3.305. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college of university must submit the grade points earned and hours attempted for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.
DePaul (Division I), Post (Division II), Manhattanville (Division III), Bethel College (Kan.) (NAIA), Dodge City CC (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain CC (NJCAA DII) were named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions.
The GCAA was established in 1958 and is located in Norman, Okla. The GCAA is a non-profit organization and is the professional association of men's collegiate golf coaches. Through its established events and programs, the GCAA maintains a goal of increasing awareness and the status of men's golf. There are over 750 members in the GCAA representing all three NCAA divisions as well as NAIA and NJCAA.
Trainor, Simmons and the rest of the Zips open the 2012-13 slate on Sept. 10 when they travel to Kiawah Island, S.C., for The Invitational at The Ocean Course.